Fertile Ground

Artistic Director, Dora Frankel, founded the company to nurture and keep local talent in the North East and has commissioned two internationally renowned choreographers to create new work designed to appeal to audiences of all ages, especially those who haven’t seen contemporary dance before.

Where it all began

The Gillian Dickinson Trust offers support to small charities in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham. Our aims are to promote creativity in young people and to help those who have a deprived life.

The Trustees are committed to achieving the goals, and to live up to, the aspirations left to us by Gillian. This website is therefore an opportunity to demonstrate the progress we have made and to invite eligible organisations to apply for funding support... read more

Notifications of approval of Grants

We will try to notify all applicants of the success or otherwise of their applications within three weeks of a trustees’ meeting. Please be patient with us if sometimes we not meet these timelines.

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Our next trustee meeting is:
Friday 15 October 2021

The deadline for the next round of applications is:
Friday 1 October 2021

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